Brian Allen Bradley, 51, of Diamond, Missouri, passed away on Saturday, July 2, 2022, in an ATV
accident. He was born on February 23rd , 1971 to Jerry and Becky (Susie) Bradley. He graduated from
Diamond High School in 1989.
Brian joined the Army in 1991 and proudly served two tours of duty. He was so proud of his service and
being a veteran. Brian was an active member of the Carthage VFW Post 2590. He graduated boot camp
at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and then was stationed in Germany. He was involved in Desert Storm
and Iraqi Freedom where he received numerous accommodations and honors. He finished his service in
El Paso, TX before moving to Kentucky and Arkansas where he worked in the private sector. Brian and
his family moved back to Missouri where he went to work for the City of Carthage and was currently
serving as their Parks and Recreation Superintendent.
On February 29th, 2020 Brian married his soulmate and love of his life Candy (Hunt) Bradley. She
survives at the home. Brian is survived by his parents, Jerry and Becky (Susie) Bradley; Siblings, Brenda
Schmitt and husband Steve, Doug Bradley and wife Kayla, Ron Bradley, and wife Dena. Daughters
Nichole Crockett of Brighton, CO, Bobbie Bradley of Carl Junction, Kaitland Crockett of Joplin, Brooklynn
Bradley of Miami, OK, Brianna Bradley of Joplin, Hailey Bradley of Joplin, and Hannah Bradley of the
home; Grandmother Mary Bischoff of Joplin; Grandchildren, Emersyn, Caroline, Beckham, Laykin, Josey, Carson, Nash, and Charlotte; Nieces and Nephews, Katie (Garrett) Tyson, Adam (Nikki) Schmitt, Sara (John) Leach, Lauren Bradley, Austin
(Tiffini) Singleton, Tanner (Jackie) Singleton, Ashlyn Bradley, Courtney (Lane) Carty, Austin Coleman, and
Justin Coleman. He is also survived by several great nieces, nephews and many other loving relatives and friends.
If Brian touched your life, you were lucky. He was a very generous and giving person and would’ve given
the shirt off his back to anyone in need. Brian lived life to the fullest, whether it was work or play, he did
most things at full throttle. He was a hard worker and took pride in everything he did. Brian was at a
stage in his life that he was very happy and content. He loved his job, family, coworkers, and he was
enjoying life to the fullest. He enjoyed fishing with his girls and grandbabies. Brian and Candy loved
spending time together back roading and trail riding in their UTV. As tragic as this loss is, there is a small
amount of comfort knowing he was doing what he loved when he passed. Brian will be deeply missed by
all who knew him. Casket bearers will be Andy Bradley, Tanner Singleton, John Russow, Gary Miksell, Alan Bull, David Lewis, Steve Johnson, and Gary Allison. Keith Brumfield will officiate. The United States Army will perform honors at Stone Cemetery. Donations can be made to the Carthage VFW Post 2590 or
Wounded Warriors in Brian’s honor.